Inspired by conversations with his 92-year-old father-in-law, John Rowland's poem considers the ultimate adventure. Illustration by Bren Luke.
A young boy finds his summer taking a peculiar turn when his mother goes missing in Ethan Chapman's short story. Illustration by Cristian Fowlie.
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Set in the foggy calm of the Faroe Islands, Matthew Landrum's poem revels in the present moment. Illustration by Daria Skrybchenko.
A deceitful creator of strange creatures finds his scepticism challenged in Alys Hobbs' curious short story. Illustration by Phil Couzens.
A poem by Jim Stewart-Evans, taking a comical and violently literal approach to the notion of killing time. Illustration by Tavis Coburn.
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There are now less than four weeks left to submit your poems and short stories to our next issue on the theme of ‘Light’.
Drew Tapley's short story follows a castaway as he desperately searches for new forms of hope and distraction. Illustration by Mitt Roshin.
A poem by Zelda Chappel on how the arrival, and departure, of a newborn changes one's understanding of time and its value. Illustration by Ashley Floréal.
Set in a Britain on lockdown, Eleanor Matthews' story sees the protagonist make a bid for freedom against all odds. Illustration by Tim Laing.
Carmina Masoliver's poem addresses society’s view of pole dancing by drawing parallels with playing on monkey bars. Illustration by Paul Garland.
We are now accepting short fiction and poetry submissions for our eighteenth issue on the theme of 'Light'. Send in your writing before July 25th.
Bryony Littlefair's prose poem brings a tangibility to the complex emotions associated with recovering from mental illness. Illustration by Patrik Svensson.
Nature claims back the land with rapid and devastating effect in Patrick Griffiths' speculative short story. Illustration by Guy Shield.